martes, 26 de diciembre de 2017

NIOSH Research Rounds - December, 2017

NIOSH Research Rounds - December, 2017


In This Issue

Volume 3, Number 6 (December 2017)

Inside NIOSH:
Few Miners Request Job Transfer for Black Lung Dise

Black lung disease refers to a group of lung diseases caused by breathing in coal mine dust. The disease can cause severe problems like shortness of breath, and can even be fatal, but limiting exposure to coal mine dust can prevent it. While often thought of as a disease of the past, it is still an important problem, especially for coal miners in the central Appalachian states of Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Do Health Care Workers Stay Home from Work When Ill? Not Always

If you have gone to the doctor recently with flu-like symptoms, your doctor may have advised you to stay home from work until you have recovered. But, do you know if your doctor and other health care workers also follow that advice? Unfortunately, many of them may not, according to a NIOSH study in the American Journal of Infection Control.

Expanded Approach Could Improve Estimates of Work-related Health Burden

We spend at least one-third of our lives at work. While we may spend only a portion of our lives at work, our work and non-work lives are connected. Outside worries and issues affect our work, and work, in turn, affects other parts of our lives. The health effects of work on our health may be underestimated and unclear because of this connection.

Outside NIOSH:
Rating System Identifies Solutions to Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders

A rating system helped predict which solutions construction workers would use to prevent musculoskeletal disorders, according to a NIOSH-funded study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. The study appeared in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine.

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